The Health Science Scholars Program offers exceptional students with an interest in health professions a unique opportunity to enrich their undergraduate education in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. The program will challenge talented and highly motivated undergraduates by introducing them to cutting-edge research and honors curriculum, providing dedicated academic and health professions advising, and placing them in contact with exceptional students with similar aptitudes and interests. The hallmark experience of the Health Science Scholars Program is a Capstone Project that requires students to create an original body of work through intensive internships, research, community service or other experiential learning opportunities that relate to their passions in the health professions. Students are guided through the development and execution of this project in a series of Health Science Scholars-specific seminars. The program challenges students to find the right professional school and career by exploring health-related sciences and professions through faculty and health-care professional-led seminars and workshops.
The Benefits of HSS
Health Science Scholars (HSS) offers exceptional students with an interest in health professions a unique opportunity to enrich their undergraduate education at UT. HSS students have priority access to:
- Dedicated Academic Advising
- Honors Seminars & Select Honors Courses
- Health Professions Advising
- Freshman Research Initiative
- Clinical and Research Internships
The Health Science Scholars Program endeavors to make your experience at The University of Texas everything college should be by creating the experience of a small school along with all of the resources and advantages of a large research university. For a much more in-depth look at the Health Science Scholars program, including criteria for selection and an examination of the Capstone Project, see its 2014-2015 Handbook.
The HSS Community
HSS offers a welcoming community. Each student has a faculty mentor and staff academic advisor. By working closely with both faculty and students, Health Science Scholars are introduced to many different areas of the health professions. The HSS student organization also has the opportunity to organize frequent social activities including dinners, movie nights, dances, and intramural sports.